Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Sage-ing Circle: The Heart of Aging with Wisdom and Vitality

    March 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    What does it mean to be a wise person, a sage, and an elder? Join our circle to share powerful conversations and connections using neuroscience and a holistic  mind-body-spirit approach.  More Info

  2. Bowling

    April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Got an Afternoon to Spare? Don’t Strike Out! Join us for our Bowling Party at Bowlmor Lanes on Sunday, April 2! Fun for the entire family! For all ages! $15 More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Learn to Play Mah Jongg

    March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Led by Pat Susman, this class is designed for newcomers to the game. No experience is necessary to attend and instruction will be given starting with the basics. This is More Info

  2. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will begin a 6-week watercolor series on March 1. Noelle, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program including pastels and drawing, will continue her More Info

  3. Sage-ing Circle: The Heart of Aging with Wisdom and Vitality

    March 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    What does it mean to be a wise person, a sage, and an elder? Join our circle to share powerful conversations and connections using neuroscience and a holistic  mind-body-spirit approach.  More Info

  4. Bat Mitzvah of Talya Hammerman

    April 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  5. Religious School

    April 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2016 – 2017 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that More Info

  6. Bowling

    April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

    Got an Afternoon to Spare? Don’t Strike Out! Join us for our Bowling Party at Bowlmor Lanes on Sunday, April 2! Fun for the entire family! For all ages! $15 More Info

  7. Steak and Scotch with the Rabbi

    April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  8. Senior Chai Yoga

    April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  9. Shabbat 101: Understanding the Jewish Sabbath

    April 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for a presentation on Shabbat by Rabbi Gross. Discussion will center around the Sabbath and how it shapes Jewish life, Jewish food and the Jewish soul. Taste challah More Info

  10. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    April 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will begin a 6-week watercolor series on March 1. Noelle, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program including pastels and drawing, will continue her More Info

Temple Youth At HCRJ

Project Centered Programming

At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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